The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
This one is a golden bronze with a thin, head that can't make up its mind if its going to be rocky or creamy. The small bubbles are microscopic, I just love that for no reason I can really identify. The smell is hops up front but the candi sugar comes on hard with a caramel smell that reminds me for all the world of Unibroue's Trois Pistoles. That's a very good thing in my book, btw. The taste has a grass-like note, which takes me by surprise, and is not nearly as sweet as the smell. This is good as it lends balance. The caramel malt is there but the sugar is really subdued. Odd, really. The carbonation level is nice and after that its all silk, not so substantial as to be chewy but definitely a smooth feel. The drinkability is good but limited by that grassy flavor. I think its the hops that are beating me over the head on this one, which is strange to say the least for a quadrupel. I think this is a quad for hop heads. Good. Definitely good but doesn't stand up to the quads I've had from Belgium, for the most part.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2007 02:56:13 | More by roblowther
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